Marcelino García Toral
Marcelino whilst with Racing
|Full name||Marcelino García Toral|
|Date of birth||14 August 1965|
|Place of birth||Villaviciosa, Spain|
|Height||1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)|
|Current club||Villarreal (coach)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).
Marcelino García Toral (born 14 August 1965), known as simply Marcelino in his playing days, is a Spanish retired footballer who played as an attacking midfielder, and the current manager of Villarreal CF.
Born in Villaviciosa, Asturias, Marcelino was irregularly used in his first four professional seasons, at Sporting de Gijón. He did appear in a career-best 33 matches in the 1986–87 campaign, as the club finished fourth in La Liga; his top flight debut was on 22 December 1985, in a 1–1 away draw against Celta de Vigo.
From 2003 to 2005 Toral was in charge of the first team, finishing fifth and tenth in the second level, then signed with fellow league outfit Recreativo de Huelva, which he led to promotion in his first season and a comfortable mid-table position in the top flight in the following, which made him the recipient of his first Miguel Muñoz Trophy.
García Toral resigned at the end of the season and took over at former club Santander, leading the Cantabrians to a best-ever sixth-place finish, with the subsequent qualification to the UEFA Cup. However, on 29 May 2008, he again moved teams, returning to division two and joining Real Zaragoza with the objective of a promotion, which was finally achieved; in the process of signing, he had rejected Valencia CF, and became the country's best paid manager at €2.4 million per year following the departure of Real Madrid's Bernd Schuster.
On 13 December 2009, following a string of poor results (the last a 1–2 home defeat to Athletic Bilbao), Toral was fired by Zaragoza, with the Aragonese nonetheless still above the relegation zone. In early February 2011 he returned to Racing Santander, replacing fired Miguel Ángel Portugal.
García Toral was appointed at Sevilla FC for 2011–12. On 6 February 2012, following seven games without a win – the last being a 1–2 home loss against Villarreal CF – and with the Andalusia club ranking 11th, he was relieved of his duties.
- Spain U20
- Miguel Muñoz Trophy: 2006–07
- Miguel Muñoz Trophy (Segunda División): 2008–09
- La Liga Manager of the Month: September 2013
- "1–1: No fue suficiente la entrega celtica" [1–1: Celta's heart was not enough] (in Spanish). El Mundo Deportivo. 23 December 1985. Retrieved 22 January 2014.
- "Marcelino será el nuevo entrenador del Real Zaragoza" [Marcelino will be new Real Zaragoza coach] (in Spanish). Real Zaragoza. 28 May 2008. Archived from the original on 30 May 2008. Retrieved 28 May 2008.
- El País, 14 June 2009, page 66
- Saragossa entlässt Trainer Marcelino (Zaragoza releases coach Marcelino) (German)
- Racing look to match big boys; ESPN Soccernet, 13 February 2011
- Marcelino installed as Sevilla coach; UEFA.com, 7 June 2011
- Míchel por Marcelino (Míchel for Marcelino); El Mundo, 6 February 2012 (Spanish)
- Sevilla official profile
- BDFutbol player profile
- BDFutbol coach profile
- Marcelino García Toral – FIFA competition record
- Transfermarkt profile
|Awards and achievements|
|Miguel Muñoz Trophy
(shared with Juande Ramos)
|Miguel Muñoz Trophy